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Theses/Dissertations/Reports from 2015

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NUMERICAL STUDY OF STRUCTURAL RESPONSES OF RIGID AND FLEXIBLE PAVEMENTS UNDER HEAVY VEHICLES’ LOADING, Rezwana Kabir

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PERFORMANCE-BASED ENGINEERING FOR EVALUATION AND RETROFITTING NON-DUCTILE REINFORCED CONCRETE BUILDINGS INCORPORATING AFTERSHOCK HAZARD, Ruilong Han

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PERSPECTIVES ON ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS, Raquel Taveras

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STABILIZATION OF IRON MINE TAILINGS THROUGH MICROBIALLY INDUCED CALCITE PRECIPITATION, Noah D. Buikema

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THE EFFECT OF WATER TEMPERATURE ON IN-STREAM SEDIMENT CONCENTRATION AND TRANSPORT RATE, Jennie Tyrrell

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THE USE OF JATROPHA CURCAS TO ACHIEVE A SELF SUFFICIENT WATER DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM: A CASE STUDY IN RURAL SENEGAL, Alexandra Archer

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TIMETABLE MANAGEMENT TECHNIQUE IN RAILWAY CAPACITY ANALYSIS: DEVELOPMENT OF THE HYBRID OPTIMIZATION OF TRAIN SCHEDULES (HOTS) MODEL, Hamed Pouryousef

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USER DEFINED HETEROGENEOUS MODEL RECONSTRUCTION AND INTERNAL STRUCTURE OF ASPHALT CONCRETE, Xu Yang

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WATER USE AND SYSTEM RELIABILITY UNDER DIESELGENERATOR AND SOLAR PHOTOVOLTAIC POWERED PUMPING SYSTEMS: A CASE STUDY OF SOLLA TOGO, Alicia R. Sherrin

Reports/Theses/Dissertations from 2014

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Age-Dependent Fragility and Life-Cycle Cost Analysis of Timber and Steel Distribution Poles Subjected to Hurricanes, Abdullahi M. Salman

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AN ASSESSMENT OF BALLAST SOURCE'S QUALITY AND LOCATIONS WITH RESPECT TO MDOT'S UPGRADE OF THE WOLVERINE RAILROAD LINE FOR HIGH SPEED RAIL USEAGE, Kurt-Erich Breitenbucher

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Assessment of Flood Risk Under Future Climate Conditions, Kaye M. LaFond

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A STUDY OF A LANDSLIDE IN BIRMINGHAM, ALABAMA, Caitlin L. Bukovitz

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BENEFICIAL REUSE OF LOCALLY-AVAILABLE WASTE MATERIALS AS LIGHTWEIGHT AGGREGATE IN LIGHTWEIGHT CONCRETE, Brienna E. Rust

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DENITRIFICATION IN SOILS: FROM GENES TO ENVIRONMENTAL OUTCOMES, Jianqiu Zheng

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EVALUATION OF POTENTIAL TRANSLOAD FACILITY LOCATIONS IN THE UPPER PENINSULA (UP) OF MICHIGAN, Irfan Rasul

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IMPLEMENTATION OF PHOTOGRAMMETRY TO IMPROVE PROACTIVE ASSESSMENT OF RETAINING WALLS ALONG TRANSPORTATION CORRIDORS, Daniel J. Cerminaro

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IMPROVEMENTS IN SUSTAINABILITY OF GRAVITY-FED WATER SYSTEMS IN THE COMARCA NGÄBE-BUGLÉ, PANAMA: SPRING CAPTURES AND CIRCUIT RIDER MODEL, Erica Kathryn Jones

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INVESTIGATION OF TRANSPORT PROPERTIES OF INTERNAL CURED CEMENT MORTAR USING COMPUTATIONAL SIMULATION AND IMAGE TECHNIQUES, Xiao Sun

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MODELING DYNAMICS OF OZONE AND NITROGEN OXIDES AT SUMMIT, GREENLAND WITH A 1-D PROCESS-SCALE MODEL, Keenan Anton Murray

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MODEL UPDATING AND STRUCTURAL HEALTH MONITORING OF HORIZONTAL AXIS WIND TURBINES VIA ADVANCED SPINNING FINITE ELEMENTS AND STOCHASTIC SUBSPACE IDENTIFICATION METHODS, Antonio Velazquez Hernandez

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PERFORMANCE EVALUATION OF LLDPE/CaCO3 MODIFIERS WITH AND WITHOUT TITANATE COUPLING AGENT ON ASPHALT BINDER AND MIXTURE, Mohd Rosli Mohd Hasan

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PROPERTIES OF THE PROTEROZOIC GEOMAGNETIC FIELD AND GEOLOGICAL APPLICATIONS OF PALEOMAGNETIC DATA FROM ROCKS OF THE NORTH AMERICAN MIDCONTINENT RIFT, Evgeniy V. Kulakov

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PROSPECTS AND ISSUES FOR FUEL CELLS WITH FREIGHT RAIL TRANSPORTATION, Adriano Rothschild

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RISK ANALYSIS OF STEEL FRAME BUILDINGS DUE TO EARTHQUAKE MAINSHOCK-AFTERSHOCK SEQUENCES, Ruiqiang Song

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Seismic Serviceability Assessment of Water Distribution Systems, Ji Zhang

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STABILITY ANALYSIS OF THE SLOPE ALONG US-2 BETWEEN EPOUFETTE BAY AND THE CUT RIVER BRIDGE, Stephanie Watts-Garcia

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STATE-AND-TRANSITION MODELING AND ADAPTIVE MANAGEMENT: TOOLS FOR FUTURE CO-DEVELOPMENT OF MADAGASCAR’S NATURAL RESOURCES AND PEOPLE, Patrick Thomas Spencer

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Synthesis and Photochemical Study of N-doped Mixed Oxide Solid Solution Photocatalyst for Hydrogen Production under Visible Light Irradiation, Taile Y. Leswifi

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TANK SIZING AND OPTIMIZING LOOP PLACEMENT IN A BRANCHED WATER DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM, Colin G. McCorkle

Reports/Theses/Dissertations from 2013

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A HYDRO-CLIMATIC MODELING FRAMEWORK FOR ADAPTIVE WATER RESOURCES MANAGEMENT IN THE GREAT LAKES BASIN, Rabi Gyawali

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An Ecological and Chemical Assessment of Copper Contaminated Streams in the Keweenaw Peninsula, Julie A. Padilla

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An Investigation of Waste Glass-Based Geopolymers Supplemented with Alumina, Mary U. Christiansen

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Assessing Decision Making Strategies In Construction Management By Using A Schedule-Based Simulation Framework, Pei Tang

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ASSESSING INFORMATION CONFLICTS DURING THE PROJECT LIFE CYCLE, Armin Rahimi Golkhandan

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Assessment of Seismic Damage of Buildings and Related Environmental Impacts, Carley A. Feese

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A STUDY OF THE IMPACTS OF FREEZE-THAW ON CLIFF RECESSION AT THE CALVERT CLIFFS IN CALVERT COUNTY, MARYLAND, Bonnie Elizabeth Zwissler

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A TWO-STAGE MICROBIAL FUEL CELL SYSTEM TO CONVERT SOLID ORGANIC WASTE TO ELECTRICITY, Tristan T. Beaster

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Characterization of a Coal Fly Ash-Cement Slurry by the Absolute Foam Index, Melanie Kueber Watkins

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CHARACTERIZATION OF A COAL FLY ASH-CEMENT SLURRY BY THE ABSOLUTE FOAM INDEX, Melanie Kueber Watkins

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CHARACTERIZATION OF ASPHALT MATERIALS CONTAINING BIO OIL FROM MICHIGAN WOOD, Julian N. Mills-Beale

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DETERMINATION OF BULK DENSITY OF ROCK CORE USING STANDARD INDUSTRY METHODS, Kacy Mackenzey Crawford

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Determing the Effect of Thermal Treatment Timing on Ultra-High Performance Concrete Beams, Christopher H. Mullen

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DEVELOPMENT OF A 2-DIMENSIONAL FINITE VOLUME MODEL TO ASSESS HYDRODYNAMIC AND MICROBIAL CONTROLS ON DNAPL DISSOLUTION AND DETOXIFICATION, Eric S. Wesseldyke

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EVALUATING INFRASTRUCTURE PERFORMANCE TO ASSIST FACILITY MANAGEMENT TOWARD SUSTAINABLE SYSTEMS, Yongliang Jin

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EVALUATING THE INSTALLATION AND PERFORMANCE OF MANUALLY DRILLED WELLS IN NORTH-EASTERN MADAGASCAR, Luke John Paul Barrett

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EVALUATION OF INTELLIGENT COMPACTION CONTROL IN THE M-189 RECONSTRUCTION PROJECT AT IRON RIVER, MICHIGAN, Junhong Li

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EVALUATION OF NON-STATIONARITY IN ANNUAL MAXIMUM FLOOD SERIES OF MODERATELY IMPAIRED WATERSHEDS IN THE UPPER MIDWEST AND NORTHEASTERN UNITED STATES, Neila Salvadori

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Infrared Thermography Enhancements for Concrete Bridge Evaluation, Khatereh Vaghefi

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MATURE FINE TAILINGS (MFTs): A STUDY OF COMPRESSIVE STRENGTH AND RHEOLOGICAL PROPERTIES OF ATHABASCA OIL SANDS PETROLEUM MINING WASTE APPLIED IN CONCRETE MIXTURES, Jean S. Leav

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Performance-Based Engineering Framework for Earthquake and Fire Following Earthquake, Aerik Carlton

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POST-PROJECT ASSESSMENT OF PIT LATRINES IN RURAL PANAMA, Jacob B. Midkiff

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Stilling Basin Scour Remediation Using Air Injection and Flat Plate Extension, Rachael Barlock

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STRUCTURAL CONTROL OF A SMALL-SCALE TEST-BED SHAKER STRUCTURE USING A SPONGE-TYPE MAGNETO-RHEOLOGICAL FLUID DAMPER, Benjamin D. Winter

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SYSTEM DYNAMICS MODELING AS A QUANTITATIVE-QUALITATIVE FRAMEWORK FOR SUSTAINABLE WATER RESOURCES MANAGEMENT: INSIGHTS FOR WATER QUALITY POLICY IN THE GREAT LAKES REGION, Ali Mirchi

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TERPENE AND TERPENOID EMISSIONS AND SECONDARY ORGANIC AEROSOL PRODUCTION, Rosa M. Flores

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The Laboratory Evaluation of Bio Oil Derived From Waste Resources as Extender for Asphalt Binder, Xu Yang

Reports/Theses/Dissertations from 2012

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Analysis of spring break-up and its effects on a biomass feedstock supply chain in northern Michigan , Huihui Lin

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Application of ultra high performance concrete (UHPC) as a thin-bonded overlay for concrete bridge decks, Sarah V. Shann

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Assessment of soil erosion vulnerability in rural communities in the vicinity of Motozintla de Mendoza, Chiapas, Mexico : a physical and sociological approach, Selene B. González-Morales

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Assessment of water and sanitation infrastructure at primary schools in Rakai District, Uganda, Colin M. Casey

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Augmenting the piezoelectric in portland cement paste for structural health monitoring applications, Benjamin A. Roskoskey

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Compatibility of ultra high performance concrete as repair material : bond characterization with concrete under different loading scenarios, Miguel Ángel Carbonell Muñoz

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Design of a lab scale direct-filtration system and its application in process lab , Shichang Ma

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Development and improvement of warm-mix asphalt technology, Shu Wei Goh

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Effective water treatment for rural communities in Suriname : a comparison of point-of-use ceramic filters and centralized treatment with sand filters, Ashlee K. Vincent

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Engineering design motivations : a qualitative and quantitative analysis of university students , Kristine Louise Guzak

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Evaluation of flood risk in response to climate variability, Casey E. Fritsch

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Evaluation of surface defect detection in reinforced concrete bridge decks using terrestrial LiDAR , Ryan C. Hoensheid

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Expansion of mortar bars in the presence of potassium acetate deicer , Gerald C. Anzalone III

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Free Troposphere Ozone and Carbon Monoxide over the North Atlantic for 2001-2011, Aditya Kumar

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Great Lakes tributary phosphorus bioavailability, Renn Sterling Lambert

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IMPACT OF 2000-2050 CLIMATE CHANGE ON GLOBAL ATMOSPHERIC TRANSPORT AND DEPOSITION OF MERCURY, Wenchao Chen

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Improving the sustainability of an appropriate technology solution; bone char defluoridation filters in Arusha, Tanzania, Bailey Bogart Gamble

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Information integration and management through the design and construction phases of a project life cycle, Christopher T. Brokaw

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INTEGRATED ASSESSMENT OF ANTHROPOGENIC, CLIMATE, AND POLICY INDUCED CHANGES OF PHOSPHORUS EXPORT IN THE UNITED STATES LAURENTIAN GREAT LAKES WATERSHEDS, Meredith Ballard LaBeau

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Integration of computational models and experimental characterization to study internal frost damage in cementitious materials , Kenny Ng

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Investigating the effect of construction management strategies on project greenhouse gas emissions using interactive simulation , Pei Tang

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Model to describe the mode I fracture of steel fiber reinforced ultra-high performance concrete, Eric L. Kreiger

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Optimization of redundancy in branched water distribution systems , Megan L. Abbott

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Probabilistic-based hurricane risk assessment and mitigation considering the potential impacts of climate change , Sigridur Osk Bjarnadottir

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Suitability comparison of rainwater harvesting and piped water systems in the Dominican Republic , Ryan M. Biehl

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THE PERFORMANCE AND MODIFICATION OF RECYCLED ELECTRONIC WASTE PLASTICS FOR THE IMPROVEMENT OF ASPHALT PAVEMENT MATERIALS, Baron W. Colbert

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THE QUANTIFICATION OF THE FLY ASH ADSORPTION CAPACITY FOR THE PURPOSE OF CHARACTERIZATION AND USE IN CONCRETE, Zeyad Tareq Ahmed

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UPGRADING AN INTERMITTENT & BRANCHED WATER NETWORK TO A CONTINUOUS & LOOPED NETWORK: A CASE STUDY IN COASTAL PERU, Jennifer A. O'Neill

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Using contingent valuation to estimate willingness to pay for improved water source in rural Uganda , Steven G. Wright

Reports/Theses/Dissertations from 2011

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Accounting for warping and differential drying shrinkage mechanisms in the design of jointed plain concrete payments, Rita Elizabeth Lederle

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Assessing drinking water quality at source and point-of-use : a case study of Koila Bamana, Mali, West Africa , Mathew D. Seib

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A study of acoustic emission technique for concrete damage detection, Jun Zhou

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Cladophora, mass transport, and the nearshore phosphorus shunt , Aaron I. Dayton

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Comparative study of anchorage strengths of epoxy coated hooked bars , Paul W. Koning

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Comparison of PASER and PCI pavement distress indices , Timothy P. Barrette

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Comparison of three methods for driven pile capacity, Anthony R. Oxley

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Creep and shrinkage behavior of ultra high-performance concrete under compressive loading with varying curing regimes , Jason C. Flietstra

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Cut slope design for the access to an underground copper mine, Michael D. Hochscheidt

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Determining bridge deck deterioration through the use of 3D photogrammetry , Darrin C. Evans

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DEVELOPMENT OF A CONCEPTUAL MODEL AND PARAMETERIZATION OF A MATHEMATICAL MODEL FOR SEDIMENT PHOSPHORUS DIAGENESIS, SORPTION AND RELEASE FROM ONONDAGA LAKE SYRACUSE, NEW YORK, Susan Larson

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Development of a physically-based method for delineation of hydrologically homogeneous regions and flood quantile estimation in ungauged basins via the index flood method, Fredline Ilorme

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Discrete element methods for asphalt concrete : development and application of user-defined microstructural models and a viscoelastic micromechanical model , Yu Liu

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Dynamic properties of wood using the Split-Hopkinson Pressure Bar, Christopher G. Gilbertson